Steven M. Tarshis

Attorney at Law


Steven M. Tarshis was born, raised and studied in Queens, New York. After earning a B.S. from the City University of Queens College, he went on to earn his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1973.

Upon passing the Bar in New York, Steven began practicing law in New York City for several years. Then in 1976, after passing the State Bar of New Jersey and the Federal Bar and the Supreme Court of the United States, Mr. Tarshis established his own law firm with offices in West Orange, New Jersey and New York City.

As Steven’s complex business oriented practice grew, the need for large firm resources led him to the doors of Budd Larner, PC of Short Hills, New Jersey where he was of counsel and later, as a partner at Weiner Lesniak, LLP of Parsipany, New Jersey.

It was 2008 when Steven again opened his own practice, this time moving to his gentlemen’s farm, in the heart of the vibrant equestrian community in scenic Hunterdon County, where he could continue to grow and work closely with his clients, concentrating on entrepreneurial, closely held businesses, commercial real estate, commercial financing and estate planning, while enjoying the opportunity to continue his participation in the equestrian disciplines of eventing, jumping and dressage.

It was also in 2008 when Mr. Tarshis deepened his commitment to his community and started his nine-year career of public service for Franklin Township as their mayor for an unprecedented two terms and also serving on the township committee. It was there that some of Steven’s most gratifying work took place in working with other leaders and members of the community in preserving thousands of acres of farm land and open space.

In recognition of years of outstanding legal service, Mr. Tarshis has been awarded the AV highest Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


City University of New York, Queens College: B.S Degree
Syracuse University College of Law: Juris Doctor Degree

Court Admissions

1973: The State Bar of New York, and U.S. District Court
1976: The State Bar of New Jersey and U.S. District Court
1976: The Supreme Court of The United States.


2008-Present: Steven M. Tarshis, Esq. – EquiLaw, LLC, Pittstown, New Jersey
2005-2008: Partner, Weiner Lesniak, LLP, Parsippany, New Jersey
2001- 2005: Of Counsel, Budd Larner, PC of Short Hills, New Jersey
Young, Tarshis and Dimiero,Founding Partner, New York City, West Orange, New Jersey.

Public Service:

Eight years of Public service including two terms as Mayor and also on the town committee of the Township of Franklin in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Dedicated advocate and community leader working with other elected officials and citizens for the preservation of thousands of acres of farmland and open space.

Peer Rating: AV Overall Peer Rating: 5 out of 5, Martindale-Hubbell
Meets very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards